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88th Street

Haresh Lalvani

MORPHING88, 2015

Stainless steel

MORPHING88 consists of 24 laser cut steel stainless panels depicting patterns with morphed shapes. To create the artwork, Lalvani researched the unique geography of the neighborhood in relation to the Liberty line A stations in order to gather data and make calculations to create each of the distinct patterns and shapes of the artwork panels. Located on the platform of the 88th Street station, the artwork panels morph from one to another and, like the station itself, are stationary points in a continuously morphing pattern that captures time, which is the basis of transport. These abstract works are grounded in place, and over time the residents who use the station will become as familiar with the flow of the artwork, as they are with the movement of the subway through their daily journey.

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